For more than 45 years, ShiKai has been using science and nature to create botanical-based, eco-friendly, natural hair and body care products that really work.
For more than 45 years, ShiKai has been using science and nature to create botanical-based, eco-friendly, natural hair and body care products that really work. From batch to bottle, ShiKai formulates and crafts their products by hand in their Northern California facility. Whether it's borage seed oil from Canada, shikakai powder from India or dried flowers from Egypt, ShiKai searches the world for the finest ingredients and blends them with care in order to bring you the best lotions, shower gels, shampoos and conditioners.
What Makes ShiKai Different?
SCIENCE: ShiKai was founded by two PhD chemists with extensive knowledge of pharmacological chemistry. All products are formulated based on scientific studies and support.
INNOVATION: ShiKai pioneered non-surfactant lathering agents, borage oil lotions, shower gels, color-enhancing shampoos and neutralized henna shampoos in the natural beauty market.
EXTRACTIONS: ShiKai does their botanical extractions in their own facility with a special process that makes ShiKai products totally unique.
QUALITY & VALUE: ShiKai formulates and produces their products in their own factory, and only the highest quality ingredients are used. Cost savings are passed along to the customer, so you know you are getting the best value on freshly made, premium products that have been crafted with love.
INTEGRITY: ShiKai is straightforward, never promising more than can be delivered, and will never communicate something that isn't true.
Safe. Natural. Effective.
ShiKai was founded in 1970 by Dr. Dennis T. Sepp, an organic chemist with a strong interest in natural, Ayurvedic ingredients. Dr. Sepp was convinced that the natural world could provide safer, more effective alternatives to commonly used chemicals. His first study was with shikakai (Acacia Concinna), an East Indian herbal used for cleansing the hair. The result was the first ShiKai shampoo and the beginning of a company. Dr. Sepp continues to formulate all ShiKai products and actively manages the business with his children.
About ShiKai Products
ShiKai Naturals Hair Care
Treat your hair and scalp to naturally wildcrafted and sustainably harvested shikakai extract. This plant-based non-soap, non-detergent cleanser is extremely gentle, while its rich, dense lather removes residue and leaves your hair shiny and manageable.
- pH-balanced and gentle on hair and scalp
- Safe and gentle everyday hair care for the whole family
"Your shampoo is truly remarkable. My hairdresser even comments every time I have my hair cut…" C.C.
A uniquely effective line of lotions and creams that provide non-prescription relief for severe dry, itchy and sensitive skin such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, dry skin due to diabetes and chronic dry skin.
- Introduces the vital omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), directly to the skin to treat the fundamental cause of dry skin
- Relieves dry, itchy and cracked skin in days
- Provides immediate and long-term improvement
- Non-prescription, clinically proven
- Recommended by dermatologists and diabetes treatment educators
"I love this product. It soaks in quickly and my skin feels soft as a baby’s. I have periodic bouts of eczema on my hands, and this seems to keep it at bay." B.L.
Color Reflect Hair Care
Salon-quality, plant-based, natural hair care that protects and enhances the colors in your hair. Botanical ingredients make highlights shine brighter and amplify color tones.
- Protects natural and treated hair color with a UV filter to block hair from the damaging effects of the sun
- Extends color treatment with Heliogenol™ (sunflower seed extract), a strong antioxidant
"Great color saver…. Awesome stuff! My hair has improved dramatically since using it people ask me why my hair is so shiny!" M.B.
Moisturizing Shower Gels
Oatmeal and pure aloe vera gel come together to maximize the moisturizing and soothing of dry skin. These natural ingredients leave rough, chapped areas smooth and soft. The thick and rich lather also makes an exceptional shaving experience.
- Rich in aloe vera and oatmeal
- Noticeably softer and healthier skin
- Gentle soap-free formula
"This is by far my favorite body wash! I love the vanilla and the coconut scents the best. And I love that it leaves my skin feeling super soft! Also, a little goes a long way so you don’t have to use very much!" C.B.
Hand & Body Lotions
Pamper your skin with these luscious and fragrant lotions that make your skin soft and smooth. These premium natural botanical lotions are designed to be easily absorbed for a thick, rich non-greasy feeling.
- Clinically proven borage oil moisturizes and heals dry skin
- Shea butter leaves an extra silky soft feel
- Healing aloe vera and vitamin E combined with cocoa butter, wheat germ, apricot and safflower oils leave skin smooth, soft and moisturized
"I just wanted to let you know that I love your product…. I have very dry hands and this is the only product that not only smells good but doesn’t leave my hands feeling oily and greasy…." Vikki